American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mottling or streaking that resembles marble.
- n. The process or operation of giving something the surface appearance of marble.
- n. The decorative imitation of marble patterns printed on page edges and endpapers of books.
- n. Flecks or thin strips of fat, especially when evenly distributed in a cut of meat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or process of variegating in color, in imitation of marble, or with veins and cloudings of any sort.
- n. Any marking resembling that of veined or variegated marble; hence, any mottling, veining, or clouding of a surface: as, the marbling of flesh-meat caused by alternations of fat and lean.
- n. The art or practice of staining paper or the cut edges of a book with variegated colors, usually in some conventional imitation of marble. It is done in a trough of water covered by a layer of gum tragacanth mixed with a little ox-gall. The fluid colors are sprinkled or spattered over this layer with a brush, either in the arrangement intended for use or in a manner which will admit of producing the desired figuration by drawing a brass comb over the surface. The dampened paper, held by the ends, is lightly passed in a curve over this surface, taking up the colors, and finished by sizing and burnishing or calendering.
- v. present participle of marble.
- n. A mottled or streaky appearance
- n. The process of adding such an appearance, especially as a decoration
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art or practice of variegating in color, in imitation of marble.
- n. An intermixture of fat and lean in meat, giving it a marbled appearance.
- n. (Zoöl.) Distinct markings resembling the variegations of marble, as on birds and insects.
- n. the intermixture of fat and lean in a cut of meat
“The more "marbling" - the amount of fat distributed evenly among the muscle - the higher the grade from the United States Department of Agriculture.”
“More tender cuts of meat have white streaks of fat, called marbling, throughout.”
“A bull named Yasufuku was one of the most important and famous sires in the history of breeding Wagyu cattle due to his contributions to the improvement of the quality of marbling, which is a major characteristic of Wagyu beef.”
“For example, if breeds of cattle with high amounts of intramuscular fat, which is known as marbling, are closely related to each other, then they likely share the same gene variations to create the marbling, which is a trait some beef consumers prefer.”
“Frantzen's boars are Berkshires, a specialty breed that yields a darker, juicier meat with more fat (or "marbling") than the Pork Board would like you to know about.”
“The style of painting floors called "marbling," hardly yet extinct, was a survival of this custom.”
“These co-workers of mine have also helped me find reputable meat processors and even offered to grain feed this animal if I so chose to go that route in order to get that "marbling" effect.”
“The waiter said that what made the cut of meat so desirable was its "marbling," a euphemism for fat.”
“That usually means they are killed, although in some areas of the country, ultrasound tests can be performed when the animals are alive to determine the "marbling," etc.”
“So if you're consuming a grain-based diet with limited physical activity, you are essentially "marbling" your own muscle tissue.”
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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